Regimental Timeline

The East Surrey Regiment

The Great War: 1919

1919

  The East Surrey Regiment

 

1st Battalion

January - March

Gembloux, Belgium.

March - April

Fleurus, Belgium.

April

Aldershot.

August

Joins Allied Expeditionary Force and moves to Archangel for Operations against the Bolshevists in North Russia.

October

Returns to England. Ripon.

 

2nd Battalion

January - April

Constantinople, Turkey.

April

Returns to England. Kingston.

July

Clipstone, England.

November

Aldershot.

Special Reserve

 

3rd Battalion

2nd August

Remaining personnel to 2nd Battalion.

15th August

Battalion disembodied. Remains on Regimental List until 1953.

 

4th Battalion

25th May

Battalion disembodied. Remains on Regimental List until 1953.

Territorial Force

 

1st/5th Battalion

April

Receives draft from 1st/5th Queen’s.

 

5th (Reserve) Battalion

11th April

Disbanded at Tunbridge Wells and absorbed back into 5th Battalion.

 

1st/6th Battalion

Home Service

 

1st/21st (County of London) Battalion,
The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)

25th September

Disbanded and absorbed back into 21st London.

 

2nd/21st (County of London) Battalion,
The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)

 

Egypt.

11th September

Disbanded and absorbed back into 21st London.

 

21st (Reserve) (County of London) Battalion,
The London Regiment.

11th September

Disbanded at Hunstanton and absorbed back into 21st London.

 

21st (County of London) Battalion,
The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)

25th September

Disembodied.

 

1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment

14th May

Disbanded and absorbed back into 23rd London.

 

23rd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment

14th May

Disembodied.

Service Battalions

 

8th Battalion

16th January

Presented with King’s Colour at Villers Outreaux, France, by Lt Gen Sir TLN Morland, GOC XIII Corps.

 

Returns to England.

21st July

Disbanded at Kingston.

 

9th Battalion

21st February

Presented with King’s Colour at Tournai by Lt Gen Sir Arthur Holland, GOC I Corps.

March

Joined Army of Occupation.

 

12th (Bermondsey) Battalion

January

Moves to Germany for the occupation of the Rhineland.

12th February

Presented with King’s Colour at Cologne by Gen Sir Herbert Plumer, GOC- In-C Second Army.

10th June

Disbanded at Aldershot.

 

13th (Wandsworth) Battalion

4th January

Disbanded.

 

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